New play is ‘love letter to 90s schools’

Theatre company The Wardrobe Ensemble has announced the upcoming production of their own play Education, Education, Education at London’s Shoreditch Town Hall in April.

The play first appeared in Edinburgh at the Fringe last year before embarking on a UK tour in autumn.

The Bristol-based theatre company make and tour new plays which dissect the 21st-century experience with humour and inventive theatricality.

Told through criss-crossing storylines, Education, Education, Education follows a group of teachers in a British secondary school at the dawn of Blair’s Britain.

It’s May 1997. Tony Blair has won the election and Katrina and the Waves have won Eurovision. Channel 5 is a month old. No one knows who Harry Potter is.

At the local secondary school, it’s a different story. Miss Belltop-Doyle can’t control her year nines, Mr Pashley has been put in charge of a confiscated tamagotchi and Miss Turner is hoping that this muck-up day goes more smoothly than the last. Things can only get better.

Education, Education, Education follows bright but disruptive student Emily Greenslade through the day, as she takes justice into her own hands with far-reaching consequences.